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I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. ...
by George Eliot

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
- George Eliot

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Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

 

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

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Those who trust us educate us.
- George Eliot

Our deeds still travel with us from afar,
and what we have been makes us what we are.
- George Eliot

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more
roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot

Animals are such agreeable friends -
they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.
- George Eliot

Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.
- George Eliot

All the learnin' my father paid for was a bit o' birch
at one end and an alphabet at the other.
- George Eliot

Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
- George Eliot

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
- George Eliot

In every parting there is an image of death.
- George Eliot

The important work of moving the world forward does
not wait to be done by perfect men.
- George Eliot

Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
- George Eliot

Falsehood is easy, truth so difficult.
- George Eliot

Play not with paradoxes.
That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others
may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead
to the quality of things.
- George Eliot

There is a great deal of unmapped country within us
which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
- George Eliot

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- George Eliot

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple
human pity that will not forsake us.
- George Eliot

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot

It always remains true that if we had been greater,
circumstance would have been less strong against us.
- George Eliot

No compliment can be eloquent, except as an expression of indifference.
- George Eliot

A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling
which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
- George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
- George Eliot

An election is coming.
Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere
interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
- George Eliot

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul;
unbelief,
in denying them.
- George Eliot

The world is full of hopeful analogies and handsome,
dubious eggs, called possibilities.
- George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Hobbies are apt to run away with us,
you know; it doesn't do to be run away with.
We must keep the reins.
- George Eliot

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest.
You are always being asked to do things,
and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
- George Eliot

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience
had petrified into maxims and quotations.
- George Eliot

For what is love itself, for the one we love best?
An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better
than any joys outside our love.
- George Eliot

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity;
rather,
the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
- George Eliot

I'm proof against that word failure.
I've seen behind it.
The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of
cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
- George Eliot

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause.
- George Eliot

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

The happiest women, like the happiest nations,
have no history.
- George Eliot

Conscientious people are apt to see their duty in that
which is the most painful course.
- George Eliot

We must find our duties in what comes to us,
not in what might have been.
- George Eliot

Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
- George Eliot

The best augury of a man's success in his profession
is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
- George Eliot

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
- George Eliot

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
- George Eliot

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us,
and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone.
- George Eliot

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of
their neighbour's buzzing glory,
and think that such killing is no murder.
- George Eliot

It is a common enough case, that of a man being suddenly
captivated by a woman nearly the opposite of his ideal.
- George Eliot

There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire;
it is hardly a passion,
but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
- George Eliot

That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly;
he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
- George Eliot

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a
high degree from the perfect freedom with which we
each follow and declare our own impressions.
- George Eliot

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and
prepare one's self to do without it.
- George Eliot

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
- George Eliot

Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of
an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
- George Eliot

The only failure one should fear, is not hugging to
the purpose they see as best.
- George Eliot

Excessive literary production is a social offense.
- George Eliot

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing
while we are thoroughly alive.
There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good,
and we must hunger after them.
- George Eliot

We must not sit still and look for miracles;
up and doing,
and the Lord will be with thee.
Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus,
will do anything.
- George Eliot

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
- George Eliot

But human experience is usually paradoxical,
that means incongruous with the phrases of current
talk or even current philosophy.
- George Eliot

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal
marriage between love and duty.
- George Eliot

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- George Eliot

When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from,
but our severity.
- George Eliot

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
- George Eliot

There are many victories worse than a defeat.
- George Eliot

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
- George Eliot

An ass may bray a good while before he shakes the stars down.
- George Eliot

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time;
or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
- George Eliot


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